Lenten Devotionals – Week of March 26-April 2

Hello Everyone!

I’ve had a crazy week so just one post this Sunday.   I’ll check in soon.

Keep the Faith!

Nancy Jo

 

 But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:
my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.

Jeremiah 20 :10-13

There is a story about a group of young people who were competing in a race.  The event was organized for people with disabilities.  As a man with Down syndrome took the lead, he looked back at his competitors.  One of them had fallen on the track.  Without hesitation, the man with Downs syndrome came to a halt. Forfeiting his certain victory, he walked back to the crying runner and helped him up. Together, they ran hand in hand toward the finish line.

The story sheds light on our Lenten journey. As we return to the Lord, we may stumble on the road of faith. The practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving can be exhausting.  We may grow weary with questions that seem to have no answers. Great stamina is often needed to forgive others. Repentance is hard work and we may have times when we want to give up.

But the Lord, our champion, is gracious and merciful.   He will never leave us alone on the race of faith.  If we collapse, he will always help us up.

Today, run hand and hand with Jesus.  He’ll take you to the finish line of Easter.

 

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